Changing Our World
Edited by Zachary D. Kaufman
Afterword Cheryl L. Dorsey As I finished reading the last chapter of Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World, I was incredibly buoyed and heartened by what this book means for the state of conversation and activity within the field of social entrepreneurship. As the new kid on the social change block, social entrepreneurship is still finding its footing: grappling with definitions, jockeying to raise public awareness, and positioning itself alongside and occasionally in opposition to other change theories and methodologies. Much of the recent scholarship and research has focused on providing insight into some of the fundamental questions about the field as well as rigorous academic analyses of social entrepreneurship theory and a framework for future research. Dr. Zachary Kaufman’s work on this book is so important and needed not only because it provides additional data for researchers and scholars through case study methodology but also because it gives voice to the critical perspectives and insights of practitioners – those on the ground actually doing the work – and recognizes the contributions of one of the important players in the field: young, emerging social entrepreneurs. As the President of Echoing Green, a global social venture capital fund providing start-up financing and support to some of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs, I understand and have watched in awe the power of young people to change the world. I strongly believe that young people brimming with optimism, uninhibited by authority and limitations, and outraged by inequity and injustice, remain...
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